12:00 noon Weather Report
Date: 28th September, 2021
Forecaster: Vigil Saltibus
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 31°C or 88°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 26°C or 79°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the southeast at 14 mph or 22 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 0.5 mm At GFL Charles Airport: nil.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 78.1 mm At GFL Charles Airport: 35.2 mm.
Sunset today: 5:55 pm Sunrise tomorrow: 5:53 am
Winds will be blowing from between the east and east-southeast near 12 mph or 19 km/h, becoming lighter at times.
Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and/or landslides are advised to be vigilant and exercise caution.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 1:12 pm…High at 8:17 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 2:39 pm…High at 9:24 pm.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 3 to 5 feet or 0.9 to 1.5 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy skies with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms over the central and southern portions of the Lesser Antilles. Further north, fair to partly cloudy skies with a few showers.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
The atmosphere over the region remains sufficiently moist and unstable to generate occasional cloudy periods with scattered showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms mainly over the central and southern portions of the Lesser Antilles, during the forecast period.
At 11:00 am today, the eye of Hurricane Sam was located near latitude 17.5 degrees north, longitude 54.3 degrees west or about 580 miles or 935 km east of the northern Leeward Islands. Sam is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph or 13 km/h. Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph or 215 km/h, with higher gusts. Sam is a category 4 hurricane. Although Hurricane Sam does not pose a direct threat to our region, swells generated by this system will impact the Lesser Antilles for the next several days.
Interests in the Leeward Islands are advised to continue monitoring the progress of this system.
A tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 12 mph and 19 km/h.
Another tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 8 mph or 13 km/h. This system has a high chance of tropical cyclone formation during the next five days.
A third tropical wave just off the west coast of Africa, is moving westward near 13 mph or 20 km/h. This system also has a high chance of tropical cyclone formation during the next five days.